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BMC Health Services Research

Volume 14 Supplement 1

Uptake and impact of research for evidence-based practice: lessons from the Africa Health Systems Initiative's research component

Research

Edited by Esmé Lanktree, Marc Cohen and Renée Larocque

The publication costs associated with this supplement are funded by Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada and the International Development Research Centre through the Global Health Research Initiative. Articles have undergone the journal's standard peer review process for supplements. Supplement Editor declarations: Esmé Lanktree serves as Program Management Officer with the Global Health Research Initiative. Renée Larocque serves as Senior Program Officer with the Global Health Research Initiative. Marc Cohen serves as Program Officer with the Global Health Research Initiative. The Global Health Research Initiative supported the assembly and publication of this supplement. The views expressed in this supplement are those of the authors and do not represent the views of the Global Health Research Initiative, the International Development Research Centre, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, nor Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada.

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  1. Content type: Research

    The Ugandan health system now supports integrated community case management (iCCM) by community health workers (CHWs) to treat young children ill with fever, presumed pneumonia, and diarrhea. During an iCCM pi...

    Authors: Hannah Faye G Mercader, Teddy Kyomuhangi, Denise L Buchner, Jerome Kabakyenga and Jennifer L Brenner

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2014 14(Suppl 1):S1

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    A substantial literature suggests that mobile phones have great potential to improve management and survival of acutely ill children in rural Africa. The national strategy of the Ugandan Ministry of Health cal...

    Authors: David Katuruba Tumusiime, Gad Agaba, Teddy Kyomuhangi, Jan Finch, Jerome Kabakyenga and Stuart MacLeod

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2014 14(Suppl 1):S2

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  3. Content type: Research

    Despite focused health policies and reform agenda, Kenya has challenges in improving households’ situation in poverty and ill health; interventions to address the Millennium Development Goals in maternal and c...

    Authors: Rose Olayo, Charles Wafula, Evalyne Aseyo, Constantine Loum and Dan Kaseje

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2014 14(Suppl 1):S3

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  4. Content type: Research

    The shortage of health professionals in low income countries is recognized as a crisis. Community health workers are part of a “task-shift” strategy to address this crisis. Task shifting in this paper refers t...

    Authors: Beverly Marion Ochieng, Edith Akunja, Nancy Edwards, Diana Mombo, Leah Marende and Dan CO Kaseje

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2014 14(Suppl 1):S4

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  5. Content type: Research

    Reliability and validity of measurements are important for the interpretation and generalisation of research findings. Valid, reliable and comparable measures of health status of individuals are critical compo...

    Authors: Careena Flora Otieno-Odawa and Dan Owino Kaseje

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2014 14(Suppl 1):S5

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  6. Content type: Research

    Knowledge and skills of primary health care workers (PHCWs) in primary eye care have been demonstrated to be inadequate in several districts of Kenya, Malawi, and Tanzania. We tested whether enhanced supervisi...

    Authors: Khumbo Kalua, Michael Gichangi, Ernest Barassa, Edson Eliah, Susan Lewallen and Paul Courtright

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2014 14(Suppl 1):S6

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  7. Content type: Research

    Human resources for health (HRH) planning in Zambia, as in other countries, is often done by comparing current HRH numbers with established posts, without considering whether population health needs are being ...

    Authors: Fastone M Goma, Gail Tomblin Murphy, Miriam Libetwa, Adrian MacKenzie, Selestine H Nzala, Clara Mbwili-Muleya, Janet Rigby and Amy Gough

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2014 14(Suppl 1):S7

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  8. Content type: Research

    The government of Malawi is committed to the broad rollout of antiretroviral treatment in Malawi in the public health sector; however one of the primary challenges has been the shortage of trained health care ...

    Authors: Sumeet Sodhi, Hastings Banda, Damson Kathyola, Martias Joshua, Faye Richardson, Emmay Mah, Hayley MacGregor, Emmanuel Kanike, Sandy Thompson, Lara Fairall, Eric Bateman, Merrick Zwarenstein and Michael J Schull

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2014 14(Suppl 1):S8

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  9. Content type: Research

    The aim of this study was to evaluate the impact of telehealth on 1) the diagnosis, and management in obstetrics and cardiology, 2) health care costs from patients’ perspectives, 3) attendance at health centre...

    Authors: Cheick Oumar Bagayoko, Diakaridia Traoré, Laurence Thevoz, Soumahila Diabaté, David Pecoul, Mahamoudane Niang, Georges Bediang, Seydou Tidiane Traoré, Abdrahamane Anne and Antoine Geissbuhler

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2014 14(Suppl 1):S9

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  10. Content type: Research

    The prevention of mother-to-child transmission of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is lauded as one of the more successful HIV prevention measures. However, despite some gains in the prevention of mother-to-...

    Authors: Elsabé du Plessis, Souradet Y Shaw, Mary Gichuhi, Larry Gelmon, Bensen B Estambale, Richard Lester, Joshua Kimani and Lisa S Avery

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2014 14(Suppl 1):S10

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